Lace up and explore the National Park on foot

Although Storm Arwen and other storms took place at the end of 2021 and start of 2022, there are still many areas affected within the National Park.

Some of the rights of way within the National Park may have sections which are temporarily closed or unsafe for visitors at this time. With over 1,000 kilometres of path in the National Park, Northumberland National Park Authority and our partners are assessing and prioritising work which needs to be done to clear debris and fallen trees but this will take some time and work will continue throughout 2023.

Our current routes affected by these closures are:

  • Elsdon into Harwood
  • All public rights of way through Kidland Forest
  • Salter’s Road through Uswayford Forest

Further information around sites within the National Park can be found here:

Using our Walking Routes are some of the best ways to uncover the National Park’s unique and special landscape.

Each of our Walking Routes has detailed route descriptions and mapping from the Outdoor Active website, many with an additional PDF download for you to print out and take with you on your walk.

All of our routes can be be found on Outdoor Active; free applications are available from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

You can find detailed information of how to stay safe while enjoying the great outdoors in Northumberland National Park on our Walking Checklist page here.

Travel website, Traveline is the easiest way to plan your journey and gives you details on any journey using public transport throughout the north east, they can be contacted on 0871 200 2233.

Traveline is the easiest way to plan your journey and gives you details on any journey using public transport throughout the North East, they can be contacted on 0871 200 2233.

When enjoying the outdoors, please respect other people and protect the environment by following The Countryside Code.

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